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Obama lobbying Dems over Keystone XL pipeline (Obama demands Senate Dems reject pipeline)
Politico ^ | 3/7/2012 | By MANU RAJU

Posted on 03/08/2012 3:48:59 AM PST by tobyhill

President Barack Obama is intervening in a Senate fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline and personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction, according to several sources familiar with the talks.

The White House lobbying effort, including phone calls from the president to Democrats, signals that the vote could be close when it heads to the floor Thursday. The president is trying to defeat an amendment that would give election-year fodder to his Republican critics who have accused him of blocking a job-creating energy project at a time of high gas prices.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama4china; obama4saudis; obamahatesamerica; obamavsamerica

1 posted on 03/08/2012 3:49:03 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Reid is being instructed that the Keystone construction MUST NOT be allowed on the Bill, because the President would have to use a Veto, and be exposed for what he is: working for his friends in the oil business’s interests, AND, accomodating enviro-wacko constituency (let alone his buddy, Caesar Chavez).


2 posted on 03/08/2012 3:53:17 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: tobyhill

Yeah, there, Barry. Promise them some wind or some pond scum...


3 posted on 03/08/2012 3:59:38 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: tobyhill

Stupid ass doesn’t know he already has this issue around his neck.

Obama wants to be reelected and to make sure we do not get that oil.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 4:00:12 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: traditional1
I was on my way out the door the other day, and didn't stop to fully hear/see ... but I caught the words from a TV commercial .. "Want to help Brazil ?" and I think I caught the word "oil" but not sure.

Anyone?

5 posted on 03/08/2012 4:01:32 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Williams

The oil is already gone. Canada is going to ship it to china. What’s going on now is pure politics.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 4:02:23 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: tobyhill

This is the Oracle from Omaha’s doing - Buffett is telling obozo to stop construction of the pipeline or he won’t give the dems any more money .. there was an article on FR here a few days ago pointing out that oil must be shipped via rail (Buffett has a big stake in rail) now and the XL pipeline would reduce rail’s profits ...


7 posted on 03/08/2012 4:02:49 AM PST by Ken522
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To: saganite

The oil is not gone.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 4:06:07 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks tobyhill.
9 posted on 03/08/2012 4:06:50 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Williams

Kiss My White A - - BHO!!!!


10 posted on 03/08/2012 4:08:36 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: Williams

Correct. It’s still in Canada and Canada is going to sell it to China.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 4:14:26 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: traditional1

Obama has been controlling Reid from day one. Reid is one scared rabbit.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 4:14:35 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Ken522

Buttery owns Burlington northern and on the Bakken the only cheap way to transport the oil is by rail


13 posted on 03/08/2012 4:20:14 AM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: tobyhill

I honestly don’t think he intends to not have it pass. He will have it pass and then claim he is creating jobs and bringing more oil here. All this lobbying is just to make his betrayal of the green lobby go over easier. In the end he can just tell them he couldn’t afford the veto or it’s the will of the people. At the end of the day its going to be about him getting more votes. That’s the only thing he really believes in.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 4:30:26 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: wiggen

21 Democratic Senators up for relection and Obama wants them to fall on his sword.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 4:38:49 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Ken522

Buffett and barky should just go out back and play hide and f*&^ themselves.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 4:42:05 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Ken522

Obama payback to Buffet and his CSX tanker cars. That’s all.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 4:48:05 AM PST by Broker (Talaga!)
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To: saganite

No that decision has not been made final and the pipeline developers ae still planning on going ahead.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 4:48:47 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: scooby321

I don’t think so. He enjoys being worshiped.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 4:51:15 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: tobyhill

Buck Ofama.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 4:52:35 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fresh Wind

21 posted on 03/08/2012 4:54:02 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Williams

Wishful thinking.


22 posted on 03/08/2012 4:56:26 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: tobyhill

So Buffet agrees to throw fellow Billionaires under the bus so he can keep the oil rail business and make another billion. Not a bad deal for him.

Pray for America


23 posted on 03/08/2012 4:58:31 AM PST by bray (Time for Newt to step aside)
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To: jospehm20

So, the traitor in chief wants to influence the internal operation of Canada by denying them access to the US refineries...which in my mind is what this is about. I thought we were in NAFTA, he is basically blocking trade IMO. It is not like they are trying to pipe contraband into the US.

I cannot wait for this blight to be removed from the office.

If my memory serves me correctly, the Alaskan Pipeline was a battle of where the terminus would be which fact was offuscated within the environmental fight. Ultimately it was which area of the US would get the oil for refining, east or west of the Rockies. This is exactly what is going on here, is the oil going to go to the gulf states, states heavily invested in the Turd’s political opposition, to the midwest or to china. It is time the POS did something for the US against a foreign adversary, China, and deny them that product they have been seeking world wide. In my mind it is a national security issue and that takes precedence over some contrived environmental issue.


24 posted on 03/08/2012 5:10:05 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: saganite
Correct. It’s still in Canada and Canada is going to sell it to China.

There are currently in excess of 180,000 miles of pipeline in the USA.

There is no reason that two pipelines can't be built, because there is more than enough oil to ship to Vancouver as well as Houston.

25 posted on 03/08/2012 5:15:17 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: tobyhill

Arab countries get weaker if the US doesn’t need their oil. This could even be the primary objective Obama’s Presidency: keep Arab oil producers relevant. If you are a Marxist intent on making the wealthy nations transfer wealth(back) to the third world the last thing you want is for America to have plenty of oil to drive the innovation engine.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 5:16:48 AM PST by alrea
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To: LRS

“Yeah, there, Barry. Promise them some wind or some pond scum...”

Yup, now we know why he isn’t going to campaign for Rats in the Senate. He is holding that as a negotiating tool to get them to vote no on Keystone.


27 posted on 03/08/2012 5:25:40 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The left are all fluked up!!)
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To: saganite

Got a link for that piece of info? Would like to read up more on that.


28 posted on 03/08/2012 5:33:58 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

For starters
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/07/canadas-harper-china-visit-oil_n_1259017.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16933243

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/10/us-china-canada-oil-idUSTRE8190M620120210


29 posted on 03/08/2012 5:42:08 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

30 posted on 03/08/2012 3:18:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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